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NORTHWEST NEWS

Controversial Washington Lawmaker Spreads Views Across West

Republican Rep. Matt Shea was suspended from the Republican caucus in the wake of a December report that found he was involved in anti-government activities and several lawmakers have called on him to resign, something he says he will not do

2020 Census Begins in Remote Toksook Bay, Alaska

Census takers begin counting remainder of 220 remote Alaska villages as part of national headcount

St. Andrew Parish Presents 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards

The awards are given to people whose service embodies the values of Dr. King, who used nonviolence, civil disobedience, and Christian teaching to advance the cause of civil rights in America

The Skanner in Step With Changing Times

Celebrating a history of service

NEWS BRIEFS

Shari's Restaurants Celebrate National Pie Day

Receive a free slice of pie with any entrée purchase at participating Shari's locations from 4 p.m. till 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan....

Nashville Airport Store Seeks Works by African American Authors

The store, a namesake project of Mrs. Rosetta Miller-Perry and The Tennessee Tribune, will open March 2020 ...

Annual “Salute to Greatness” Luncheon Celebrating Students, Community & Civic Leaders

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Rukaiyah Adams, Chair of Oregon Investment Council & Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust....

Grant High School Students to Read Their Own Work at Broadway Books

Local author and writing instructor Joanna Rose will lead thegroup of young writers at the event to be held on Wednesday, January 22 ...

AG Rosenblum Announces $4 Million Settlement with CenturyLink

Since 2014, Oregon DOJ has received more than 1,200 consumer complaints about CenturyLink ...

Driver shot in head dies at Salem hospital

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A driver who was shot in the head Tuesday in East Salem has died, deputies said.Twenty-one-year-old Eduardo Flores Rodriguez of Woodburn died at a Salem hospital Thursday, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.Rodriguez was one of three people shot Tuesday...

Jury gets case of ex-religious leader accused of sex abuse

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The case against a disgraced religious leader accused of sexually abusing a former member went to the jury Thursday after a week of testimony that included graphic descriptions of abuse that the accuser said she endured as a child.This is the second sexual abuse trial...

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations.Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor...

LSU's Burrow, Auburn's Brown named AP SEC players of year

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team.The top-ranked Tigers also have the SEC’s coach of the year in Ed Orgeron and the newcomer of the year in freshman cornerback Derek...

OPINION

Martin Luther King Day is an Opportunity for Service

Find out where you can volunteer and make a difference to the community ...

Looking to 2020 — Put Your Vote to WORK!

Ronald Reagan, who turned his back on organized labor and started America’s middle-class into a tailspin, has recently been voted by this administration’s NLRB into the Labor Hall of Fame ...

How Putting Purpose Into Your New Year’s Resolutions Can Bring Meaning and Results

Only 4% of people report following through on all of the resolutions they personally set ...

I Was Just Thinking… Mama in the Classroom

I wrote my first column in 1988 for a local newspaper about a beloved Dallas guidance counselor and teacher that most students called “Mama” ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

Italy: Anti-Semitic scrawl on Nazi camp survivor's door

MILAN (AP) — Anti-Semitic writing was scrawled overnight on the door of a now-deceased member of the Italian anti-Fascist resistance who survived a Nazi concentration camp, a family friend and historian wrote Friday on Facebook. ‘’Juden Hier,’’ German for...

Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice president's struggle to attract young people. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, needs to strengthen his standing with older voters. Elizabeth...

NFL initiative yields PSA on man killed by Dallas officer

DALLAS (AP) — A public service announcement honoring the life of a black man killed in his living room by a white Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own debuted as part of an NFL initiative aiming to promote social justice and racial equality.The two-minute video...

ENTERTAINMENT

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn't easy — but it was necessary.“Being on my own was really important to me creatively. It was a really big risk and it was a really big...

Review: Um, what? 'The Turning' is a muddled take on madness

It's really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?”Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm" or "Interesting!” Nope, this is more like an...

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards.Producers said Thursday that best actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman will perform during the Feb. 9 ceremony....

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Why didn’t accusers abandon Weinstein? Expert to weigh in

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the defense's go-to question at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial: If the...

Thousands turn up for 'million' Iraq rally against US troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands rallied in Baghdad on Friday to demand that American troops leave the country,...

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and...

US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pope Francis, “You made me a hero" back home...

Britain's EU Journey: When Major got an opt-out from euro

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period...

Matteo Salvini seeks power in Rome through regional victory

MILAN (AP) — Matteo Salvini is betting that the road to Rome runs through Emilia-Romagna. The right-wing...

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By The Skanner News

This week on The Skanner News' YouTube Video Playlist.
New York state Sen. Eric Adams has launched a campaign against sagging pants. He says the style perpetuates negative stereotypes of young Black men, and he's broadcasting that message on billboards and in this Youtube video.

Singer Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct for taking off her clothes in public to make "Window Seat" a music video about the assassination of President Kennedy.
In the Final Four, underdogs Butler squeaked a nailbiting win over Michigan, while favorites Duke beat West Virginia. Here are the highlights from the  Duke/W. Va. game and from the Butler v. Michigan game. And here's how Duke won the NCAA  championship 2010, narrowly beating Butler in an exciting last minute finish.

Also on the Skanner's You Tube playlist this week: Tiger Woods comeback; Tavis Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King; Melissa Harris Lacewell on victim's rights; video of the California earthquake; the space shuttle launch; Mic Crenshaw takes on Wall Street crooks; and the new dance craze sweeping the country, Jerking.  

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